JACKIE COOGAN - FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED - HFSID 206797
Sale Price $81.00
JACKIE COOGANFDC signed by the actor honoring DW Griffith First Day Cover Signed: "Jackie/Coogan", 1p, 8½x11. FIRST DAY OF ISSUE, 10-cent D.W. Griffith stamp, postmarked Beverly Hills, California, May 27, 1975, affixed at right of a reproduced advertisement for Griffith's film, The Birth of a Nation. Child actor Jackie Coogan (1914-1984), a vaudeville stage performer since age four, was tapped by Charlie Chaplin to appear in A Day's Pleasure in 1919. Two years later, Coogan starred with Chaplin in his masterpiece, The Kid, beginning a rise to stardom that would result in Coogan becoming one of the highest paid film actors of the day. The two actors reunited in 1972, when Chaplin returned to Hollywood to receive a life achievement Academy Award. Coogan's other film credits include Oliver Twist (1922), Tom Sawyer (1930), Huckleberry Finn (1931), The Buster Keaton Story (1957), Girl Happy (1965), The Shakiest Gun in the West (1968), Cahill, United States Marshal (1973) and Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood (1976). On the small screen, Coogan is perhaps best remembered for his role as Uncle Fester on The Addams Family (1964-1966), but he also appeared in a number of other series, including Playhouse 90, Perry Mason, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Love, American Style, Gunsmoke, McMillan & Wife and Police Story. Slightly worn at top edge. Otherwise, fine condition.
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